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9 Ways Your Destroying Your Garbage Disposal ?>

9 Ways Your Destroying Your Garbage Disposal

Garbage_DisposalMany people generally use their garbage disposals as a way to trash “everything but the kitchen sink.”
Contrary to popular belief, garbage disposals are not indestructible or immune to wear, and tear.
Although these machines are called garbage disposals, certain types of waste products can damage the disposal and its draining system.

To avoid damage to your disposal and to ensure that your drain keeps working at optimal capacity Service America suggests you avoid putting these products in your garbage disposal.

1. Starchy or stringy vegetables

  • Foods like
  • Celery
  • Rhubarb
  • Asparagus
  • Artichokes
  • Chard
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Potato Skins
  • Corn Husks

Can be harmful to your garbage disposal.

They can easily wrap around the disposal’s blades, causing resistance. This can prevent effective chopping and potentially clog your drain. Vegetables with high starch content like corn or potatoes. Can congeal [become sticky] over tie.
Excess amounts of these foods, can build up over time, causing blockages and poor performance.

2. Pasta or Rice

Cooked or uncooked, do not dispose of pasta or rice in the garbage disposal. These substances expand when they come into contact with water. Once in the garbage disposal, they will keep expanding until they clog your drain.

3. Grease, Cooking Oil or Fat

There’s really no good way to dispose of grease, oil or fat, but the garbage disposal is one of the worst.
Although grease may go into the sink as a liquid, when it cools, it solidifies into a waxy paste. This can cause clogs in your drain and gum up the disposal.
Grease, oil and fat can also build up in septic systems, causing some pretty unpleasant smells and sewer bills.

4. Egg Shells

The thin membrane on the inside of the egg shell can wrap itself around the blade, causing the disposal to stop working correctly.
Built up crumbs up egg shell can also stick to anything else you may have down there, causing a good solid plug up.

5. Coffee grounds

Coffee grounds can get stuck in the trap of your garbage disposal.
Instead of throwing them in the sink, compost your coffee grounds.
It’s an environmentally friendly and effective way to dispose of your coffee grounds; it’s also a secret weapon for maintaining a beautiful garden!

6. Fruit Pits or Seeds

Pits or seeds will damage the garbage disposal blades and may even clog your drain. Avoid putting rock-like fruit pits down the drain.

  • Peaches
  • Plums
  • Nectarines
  • Apricots
  • Cherries
  • Mangoes
  • Avocados
  • Olives

7. Bones

It goes without saying, but if you do want an explanation, here it is.
Putting small bones down the disposal not only exceeds your motor and blades limitations.
But it can cause a perfectly formed plug in your drain system. Garbage Disposals do not have the power or the blade type to completely chop up bones, instead you are left with fairly large pieces, which will cause you a lot of issues.

8. Non-Food Garbage

As we said before, some people believe you can send down “anything” you want to your disposer.
You can’t.
Avoid throwing in any miscellaneous trash that can fit down in there, things that are made of plastic, metal or cardboard will not break down and will destroy your garbage disposal completely. Save yourself the money and throw the trash in the trash can.

*As a rule, don’t put anything down the garbage disposal that won’t break down in your septic system or sewer. Think “biodegradable”

The Best Fats For Air Fryers ?>

The Best Fats For Air Fryers

Monounsaturated Fats

Air fryers machines give wider varieties of oils and fats to be used for cooking the food in it. On the other hand, they require really small quantities to be used each time so you’d probably go for small bottles, which need to be stored in the fridge. But what are the fats that can be used for cooking in the hot fryers? Here’s a list of my six preferred ones:

Almond oil:

This is better if used in the second part of cooking or better say the last 5 minutes before taking out the fried vegetables out of the best air fryer. Why so? The almond oil has a particularity: it gives a nice, toasted almonds taste to the food, but the heat can easily destroy it. If used on the food while being fried for just a few minutes, the taste doesn’t go away. It is mostly used on green vegies like broccoli or green beans. Use just one tablespoon for a little taste but not for pure frying purposes.

Avocado oil:

This is also used not for pure frying or other cooking methods purposes, rather than for adding some interesting flavor to the already cooked food. It needs to be stored in the fridge and you can take it out 10 minutes before using it to spray your food.

Coconut oil:

This is another valid option if you want to spray your food with some tasty oil. When it becomes really solid it takes the shape and taste of coconut butter. It is mainly used to prepare Asian recipes and gets stored in the fridge. You will need to use it in the room temperature so you’ll need to take it out of the fridge almost 10 minutes before using it. It is not strongly suggested by nutritionists but don’t worry if you are going to use it occasionally and in small quantities.

Duck fat:

This is really convenient and calorie saving considering that one tablespoon works miracles like 3 or 4 would. It stores kind of soft so it can be used immediately after taken out f the fridge and is really tasty. It doesn’t get bad if heated, thus, it becomes an excellent option for cooking food in the Actifry or other air fryers.

Hazelnut oil:

This oil is mostly used to give and extra flavor to dishes like risotto, cooked eggplants or simple potatoes. Of course, it also needs to be stored in the fridge for a longer lasting life.

Olive oil:

The one and only: olive oil! It is well known for its nutritious effects in the human body and is mostly used for spraying already cooked vegetables, salad or other kinds of food. It is also used for cooking purposes sometimes but its quality of evaporating while heating makes it less convenient as you’d need to really use more quantity than other fats to heat your pan. Instead, if the food is already dipped in the cooking machine or hot pan, it doesn’t evaporate that quickly, but he olive oil gets absorbed quickly especially from vegies like eggplants, peppers etc.